About Our Structural Engineering Firm
City Structures provides professional engineering services to owners, architects, institutions, contractors and project/construction managers, who are involved with the structural design, construction, maintenance and performance of buildings and building systems. Our services include consultation on appropriate structural and material systems, preparation of working drawings and specifications, review of structural shop drawings and field review of construction.
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We work for homeowners and developers who require anything from a single beam design up to a complex new property designing. As qualified structural engineers with years of experience, we can ensure the designs are efficient, pragmatic and most importantly – comply with Local Authority Building Control.
A structural appraisal is undertaken to check the adequacy of an existing structure with respect to a current and future use. To carry out a structural appraisal of an existing building our qualified engineers will look at the structural safety, strength and stability of the building under normal loads and actions. We will also appraise it from the perspective of reducing its sensitivity to disproportionate collapse under accidental loads and actions. Basically we will gather information about the form and current condition of the structure and its components, its service environment and other circumstances to establish an accurate prognosis for its future use and safety.
As a crucial aspect of appropriate and economic design of such projects, it is important to conduct careful inspection and appraisal of the existing building and proposed future use. This should include testing and inspection for material and timber decay, infestation, dampness and durability.
Design should encompass measures to remedy current defects, strengthen the building as necessary for its proposed use and to encourage longevity with appropriate maintenance levels and procedures. These measures will typically include attention to the structural frame with strengthening and repair as necessary, control of dampness (from the ground, roof or enclosures), condensation, corrosion of steel, concrete and material defects, building drainage and services and fire precautions.
All such refurbishment and remedial schemes should be carried out in close liaison with the statutory authorities, obtaining all required planning, listed and historic building consents, for which our structural engineers can make application on behalf of our clients.
Studio 7, 1 Seal Street, London, E8 2FB
Tel: 0203 633 8827